BALTIMORE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Baltimore Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of suspect(s) who shot and killed a Morgan State University student on July 11.
Manuel Luis, 19, was leaving the campus and walking to his car on the corner of Loch Raven Blvd. and Pentridge Road., when two unknown black males yelled out, telling him to stop.
When Luis didn't comply and got into his vehicle, one suspect ran across Loch Raven Blvd., and fired multiple shots at Luis' vehicle. Luis was hit twice, killing him.
The suspects then fled the scene heading westbound on Pentridge Road.
Before the murder, police said the suspects were walking southbound on Loch Raven Blvd. Authorities believe they are in their late teens to early twenties, live in Baltimore City and should be considered armed and dangerous.
"These suspects ended the life of an innocent young man who was a promising student with a loving family," ATF Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada said. "Their blatant disregard for his life and the quick decision to shoot make it clear that they represent a serious danger to this city and its citizens. We are asking anyone with information to come forward before someone else gets hurt or loses their life. Even the smallest detail could make the difference."
Manuel Luis was a business major from the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at MSU. He was an alumnus of Parkdale High School in Prince George's County, and was a member of the high school baseball team.
Luis' high school teammates remember him as the "Mayor of Parkdale Baseball."
The Baltimore Police Department is currently investigating Luis' death, and has classified it as a homicide.
"As a community, the Morgan family collectively extends our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the Luis family," a statement from Morgan State University said. "We ask that you keep them and their extended family and friends in prayer. In moments of despair, we come together and reaffirm our familial ties and bonds as Morganites."